First Look: Tristan Eaton’s New Little Italy Mural

Posted on: April 12th, 2012 at 6:28 am by

Three months ago, we reported exclusively that Brooklyn-based artist Tristan Eaton was commissioned to throw up a four-story mural on Mulberry Street in Little Italy. The proposed artwork was for the highly-visible southern exposure of 118 Mulberry, just above the mid-block parking lot.

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But before that happens, the artist will instead paint the “family bonds” themed piece on the northern exterior of Sambuca’s Cafe that faces the Most Precious Blood Church. This particular open-air courtyard has been a central meeting place for residents throughout history. Below is a first look at what to expect on the bland wall. The tribute to the fallen will not be harmed…

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We are told that this street project is the first in series of murals sponsored by the Little Italy Merchant Association with the specific goal of attracting a younger demographic to the neighborhood.

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Memorial Day Weekend is reportedly the project start date. What’s your take on the artwork and the larger goal of attracting a younger population?

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